Morocco
Morocco Mo*roc"co, n. [Named from Morocco, the country. Cf. {Morris} the dance.] A fine kind of leather, prepared commonly from goatskin (though an inferior kind is made of sheepskin), and tanned with sumac and dyed of various colors; -- said to have been first made by the Moors. [1913 Webster]

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